1-hour Private Balloon Flight Over Montserrat or Osona, from Barcelona
Duration: Part day (5 hours) Difficulty: Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Observe endless peaks and vibrant villages from a private hot air balloon. For groups of two people, you can try piloting the balloon yourself!
- Explore Montseny Natural Park or the historical Osona region from a unique viewpoint
- See the famous Montserrat mountain & monastery
- Try piloting a balloon on your own (for groups of 2)
- Ride in a more dynamic balloon used for competitions (for groups of 2)
- Enjoy traditional Spanish wine & snack
- Fly with a team of professional ballooning competitors
- A great adventure for families
Let your travels reach new heights as you look out from a balcony in the sky, at a view of your choice. Fly either over Montseny Natural Park, or over Osona, one of Barcelona's largest and most historically significant regions.
As the sun rises, you are picked up at the meeting point and taken to our launch site. There, you can help with the preparation of the balloon while the crew explains the basic physics of how you will technically float - not 'fly' - in the air. If you are a group of two, you ride a more dynamic balloon (used in competitions), and you will even have the opportunity to try piloting the balloon yourself!
Landscapes open up to us as the balloon lifts off. The surrounding area is home to a large variety of vegetation, from Mediterranean to alpine. The Montseny mountain range, a part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range, has the highest mountains south of the Pyrenees Mountains and dominates the plains south of Girona. We observe the Montserrat mountain and the beautiful monastery as we enjoy the silence and surprising stability of cruising above the clouds.
If you choose to discover Osona, the balloon first stays at a low altitude. We pass the historical region, slowly moving towards fields of rich yellows and greens. Once we reach an elevation of about 1,000 m (3,200 ft), a 360° panorama of mountains encircles our balloon.
We return to the ground one hour later and are taken back to the launch field. There, we are served a chilled toast of Cava – a Spanish sparkling wine – and a traditional snack. Plus, a small gift: a first-flight certificate signed by the pilot.
Balloon rides are available all year. The Montserrat's unusually jagged shapes attract two million visitors annually, but to see them among the clouds makes this a memory that will stand out forever.
Need to know before you go
Maximum number per group is 8, minimum is 1.
Start times differ according to season/month. They are between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Please see the meeting time schedule below - Need to Know (other).
Your exact pick-up time and launch site will be confirmed 48 hours before the flight.
This tour is not advised for pregnant women.
If you are over 100 kg (220 lbs), please inform us in advance.
This tour is available in English, Spanish, and French.
Phones, cameras, snacks and other small necessities are allowed on the flight.
If possible, please provide an alternative date at moment of booking. If the scheduled flight is cancelled due to weather, it can be rescheduled easily on the alternative date provided.
Please be at the meeting point according to this time schedule:
Jan 1 - Feb 15 : 7:30 a.m.
Feb 16 - March 15 : 7:00 a.m.
March 16 - March 25 : 6:30 a.m.
March 26 - April 15 : 7:00 a.m.
April 16 - May 1 : 6:30 a.m.
May 2 - Sep 1 : 6:00 a.m.
Sep 2 - Oct 1 : 6:30 a.m.
Oct 2 - Oct 28 : 7:00 a.m.
Oct 29 - Nov 15 : 6:30 a.m.
Nov 16 - Dec 15 : 7:00 a.m.
Dec 16 - Dec 31 : 7:30 a.m.
If cancelled due to poor weather, customer will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
The excursion may be cancelled up to 7 days prior to carrying out the service for free. Cancellations from 7 days to 72 hours in advance result in a 50% charge. For cancellations less than 72 hours in advance, the charge will be 100%.
In front of the Hard Rock Cafe, Barcelona
21 Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona
You will see our "Ballooning" van parked out front. Pickup is also available from specific hotels. Please contact us to see if yours applies. To meet directly at launch site, we provide location & directions 24 hours in advance, when it is decided according to weather conditions.